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    Are these sentences natural? October 12

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. What happened to the game? ( I wanted to know who won in a soccer game)

    2. I am no expert on this subject but when I read the report I felt like the author was talking out of his a*s.

    3. They have won two games in a row/ in a series.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? October 12

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. What happened to the game? ( I wanted to know who won in a soccer game) Possible.

    2. I am no expert on this subject but when I read the report I felt like the author was talking out of his a*s. Yes.

    3. They have won two games in a row/ in a series. Yes.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Are these sentences natural? October 12

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. What happened to the game? ( I wanted to know who won in a soccer game)


    Thanks,
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    I agree with Bhaisahab on 2 and 3, but with 1, if you're talking about a sports result...

    What happened in the game? (Who won? Who lost? What was the score?)

    - What happened in the game?
    - Manchester United were leading 2-0 at halftime, but then Brighton suddenly found some inspiration and won 3-2!

    Your sentence would be fine if, for example, you wanted to know why you didn't seem to be able to find a copy of a computer game in the shops any more.

    - What happened to the game?
    - Which game?
    - Pac-Man.
    - Oh, they don't sell it any more.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? October 12

    Thanks folks.

    3. They have won two games in a row/ in a series. Yes.
    3b. They have won two games in in a series ( here by 'in a series' I want to say 'consequtively').

    Is the setence correct?

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? October 12

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Thanks folks.



    3b. They have won two games in in a series ( here by 'in a series' I want to say 'consecutively').

    Is the setence correct?
    In that case you should use "consecutively".

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? October 12

    And only one 'in'.

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